A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was reported 55 kilometers (34 miles) from Kerman in Iran on Wednesday. Event id: us2000c3p8. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000c3p8. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 13/12/17 / 2017-12-13 00:08:01 / December 13, 2017 @ 12:08 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, depth 10 km, 57.2423° East, 30.7633° North. The temblor was picked up at 03:38:01 / 3:38 am (local time epicenter).
Epicenter of the event was 56 km (35 miles) from Kermān (c. 577 500 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Zarand (c. 59 000 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Rāvar (c. 40 200 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Shahrak-e Pābedānā (c. 6 500 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Shahrak-e Pābedānā, Rāvar, Zarand (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Iran (c. 76 923 000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been seven, in the last 10 days nine, in the past 30 days fifteen and in the last 365 days nineteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 55 km NNE of Kerman, Iran.
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